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Articles from the May 27, 2021 edition

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A More Normal Memorial Day

Memorial Day services in Kimball will be Monday, May 31, at the Kimball Cemetery. The 10 a.m. service will include the presentation of the flag, the national anthem and taps. Last year, the service...


End Game For Power Plant?

The Kimball City Council and the Kimball Board of Public Works met in a joint session on Monday evening in the City Council Chambers. The only item to be discussed at the meeting was the future of the power plant. Although the power plant produced...


City Council Says No To East Kimball Project

The Kimball City Council meeting did not go as the Porters had hoped. Sonny, Kathy and Gerry Porter were somewhat disappointed by the outcome that council rejected their development project. Sonny...


35 Loads & More

In an effort to clean up the community, the Kimball Street Department hauled about 35 loads of branches as well as appliances and furniture from 78 residences. Monday of this week was the final day...

 By Barb Cross    News    May 27, 2021

Remembered For Sacrificing Everything

Good morning Banner County! This week ends with Memorial Day. In the Bluffs and surrounding areas there will be Memorial Ceremonies in many cemeteries and at the Veterans Home in Scottsbluff. We will remember those who sacrificed everything so we...


6 New COVID Cases In Kimball County

Kate Tyner, BSN, RN, CIC with Nebraska Infection Control Assessment and Promotion Program (ICAP) joined the Monday, May 24 Panhandle briefing to provide additional understanding and recommendations for fully vaccinated people. “People that have...


Deborah Trofholz Albertson

Deborah Trofholz Albertson, 66, of Gering, went home to heaven on May 16, 2021 surrounded by her loved ones. Services were Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 11 a.m. at the Zion Evangelical Church in... Full story


Betty L. Zeilinger

Betty L Zeilinger, 89, of Kimball, ended her battle with ALS on Sunday, May 23, 2021. Funeral services were at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Kimball with...


Images Class of 2021

Macee McConkey makes her entrance during Banner county School's commencement May 15....


Images Class of 2021

Kimball High School graduate Reese Spradling shares a special message with others on her graduation cap. The newest Longhorns alumni accept congratulations after their May 15 cerem... Full story


Images Class of 2021

Kyle Evans helps classmate Donnie Moench get around the easy way during Potter-Dix's commencement....


Images Class of 2021

When it comes to celebrating the newly minted class of Kimball High School graduating seniors, everyone loves a parade. This one proceeds down Highway 30 on Friday evening, May 7.... Full story


Longhorns Compete At State Track Meet

Kimball's Longhorn track and field team qualified three athletes for this year's Class C State Championships held in Omaha on May 21-22 at Omaha Burke Stadium. Seniors Christian Allen-Van Pelt and... Full story



State tourney time has arrived for Longhorns senior golfer Jesse Heide-Sieren, who placed sixth at District and was Kimball's top golfer this season. The state tournament is May 26 and 27 this week...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    May 27, 2021

Anton, Muldoon Medal At State

The Potter-Dix Coyotes sent their track and field qualifiers to the NSAA Class D State Championships in Omaha late last week, and some outstanding performances earned a few of the athletes medals at the end of the competition.  A few Coyote...


2021 Kimball Softball/Baseball Schedule

Play ball! The boys and girls of summer are back at it. Here’s the 2021 Kimball Softball/Baseball schedule. 5/31/21 6:00 Minors-Gering #3 6/1/21 6:00 Majors -Kimball Southeast 6:00 U10-Softball-Southbluff South 6:30 Babes-Gering Legion Field... Full story



Heather Entingh accepts a check on behalf of Positive Spaces from Main Street Market manager Troy Harper. Entingh turned in receipts from Main Street Market and received a $1,012 check. The funds at...


Scholarships, Honors & Plans For Banner, Potter-Dix 2021 Grads

BANNER COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL Kathryn Blankenship – Attend Western Nebraska Community College, major in nursing  WNCC CW Yount Foundation Scholarship - full tuition, fees, books approx. $4,000 per year, $8,000  Haven and Virginia Smith Scholarship -... Full story


The Penrod Reader Story

It won't happen this Memorial Day, but by Memorial Day 2022, the extended family of World War II Staff Sgt. Penrod L. Reader of Kimball should be able to honor and bury him here in the United States.... Full story

 By The Observer    News    May 27, 2021


These members of the armed forces from Kimball and Banner Counties made the supreme sacrifice in wartime action for the United States. World War I Neeley, Chas. V. World War II Bickel, Robert K. Childers, Keith L. Dowd, Francis M. Flohr, Elmer...


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